Eco-friendly DIYers have been given some advice by Jeff Howell on how to make their homes more energy efficient.
Writing in the Telegraph, the renovation expert commented that people are often completely oblivious to how much energy they are using up in their home.
However, those who want to make a change can do so by insulating the property, particularly below suspended timber floors found downstairs, if the house has them.
This will "make a big difference", he said.
In addition, it is important to draught proof the home by using a self-adhesive draught strip and being "absolutely meticulous", sealing windows and external doors.
Fitting secondary glazing to the property’s windows is also a good idea, he stated, as it will further combat draughts, saving homeowners money on fuel bills and improving their comfort levels.
He advised purchasing sliding aluminium-framed secondary glazing.
Mr Howell has worked in the construction industry for 15 years and is a bricklayer turned teacher.
Posted by Barney Marshall